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scena

Syllabification: sce·na
Pronunciation: /ˈSHānə
 
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Definition of scena in English:

noun

1A scene in an opera.
Example sentences
  • Every aria she sang was a highlight, not least the formidable Act 1 scena which can hold up its musical head in the exalted territory of Come scoglio.
1.1An elaborate dramatic solo, usually including recitative.
Example sentences
  • Respighi's setting is of a piece, an impressive feat - that is, he doesn't resort to cutting it up as a kind of dramatic scena or recitative.
  • The program was well chosen in the first half, which began with an operatic scena from the 26-year-old Ludwig van Beethoven.
  • Berlioz called it a ‘Sacred Trilogy’, and the work is in a style between that of opera and the type of orchestral-vocal scena Berlioz experimented with in works such as Cleopatra.

Origin

Italian, from Latin, 'scene'.

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